Stat corner: Chris Davis is about to set a record for futility

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Baltimore first baseman Chris Davis, who is in the middle of a seven-year, $161-million contract, is close to setting a record for lowest batting average. Since 1901, only 17 players with at least 502 plate appearances (the current threshold for qualifying for the batting title) have hit below .200 in a season. A look:

Chris Davis, 2018 Baltimore Orioles, .168

Rob Deer, 1991 Detroit Tigers, .179

Dan Uggla, 2013 Atlanta Braves, .179


Bill Hallman, 1901 Cleveland and Philadelphia, .185

John Gochnaur, 1902 Cleveland Bronchos, .185

John Gochnaur, 1903 Cleveland Naps, .185

Monte Cross, 1904 Philadelphia A’s, .189


Frankie Crosetti, 1940 New York Yankees, .194

Jim Levey, 1933 St. Louis Browns, .195

Tom Tresh, 1968 New York Yankees, .195

Charles Moran, 1904 Washington and St. Louis, .196

Carlos Pena, 2010 Tampa Bay Rays, .196

Chris Davis, 2014 Baltimore Orioles, .196

Monte Cross, 1901 Philadelphia Phillies, .197

Carlos Pena, 2012 Tampa Bay Rays, .197


Mark Reynolds, 2010 Arizona Diamondbacks, .198

Jim Sundberg, 1975 Texas Rangers, .199


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